Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

They go hand-in-hand, the phrase “journey of a lifetime,” and the Trans-Siberian Railway. It's a legendary journey born out of books, movies, history and imagination, with unforgettable stops along the way. Read More




Spiritual & National Roots of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

Spiritual & National Roots of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

Mongolia’s colorful Naadam Festival in July is an annual celebration of athletic prowess, strength, and stamina dating to the times of warrior Genghis Khan. Beyond a joyful celebration, Naadam is rooted in shamanism and Buddhism, and now reflects a Mongolian national revival of cultural identity. Read More





Frequently Asked Questions: Naadam Festival

Frequently Asked Questions: Naadam Festival

Colorful traditions and fiercely competitive games of the 800-year-old Naadam Festival draw thousands worldwide each July to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Rooted in athletic challenges of Genghis Khan warriors, even today Mongolia's best are still tested in wrestling, archery, and horse-riding. Read More